This is my favorite book of all time.
I love that it cost 45 cents.
Nothing today costs 45 cents, not even a postage stamp (that will cost you 46 cents)…but perhaps you could get a piece of candy or solitary nail.
So the question then becomes, which of the two films of note would you select as your favorite depiction of “Pride & Prejudice”?
I’ve heard arguments for both, and I do have my choices for different reasons, which I will not yet reveal.
But Austen fans usually have something to say. So, what say you?
Is Colin Firth your Mr. Darcy of choice, or is it Matthew Macfadyen? Which Elizabeth do you find yourself identifying with most, Keira Knightly’s Elizabeth or Jennifer Ehle’s version? And which Mr. Collins makes your skin crawl and makes you laugh at the same time?
It’s the best story…and if you take the time to read it and then watch the films, you can understand Ms. Austen’s fantastic handle on people, culture, manners, romance, and the sense of the period.
And let’s not forget her amazing sense of humor.